Tetradrachm of Vespasian - ROM2005_4006_21

ROM2005_4006_21

Tetradrachm of Vespasian

Medium:Struck silver
Geography: Mint of Cyprus
Date: 76-78 AD
Period: Reign of Vespasian, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
25.5 mm, 12.15 g
Object number: 949X15.958
On view
Gallery Location:A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus
DescriptionThe most famous temple of Aphrodite throughout all of antiquity was located at Palaephapos, site of her birth. Her cult is considered to be aniconic, because the temple did not contain a statue of Aphrodite but rather a conical stone – symbolizing fertility.
Collection:
Roman World
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